New York Nursing Errors and Medical Malpractice Attorneys
When you’re in a hospital or other inpatient facility, you’re more likely to receive day-to-day care from a nurse than a doctor. Many medical facilities have addressed the rising costs of delivering healthcare by tasking nurses and nurse practitioners with providing increasingly high levels of care to patients. Many of us even visit with nurse practitioners rather than doctors as our general practitioner. Nurses are in such demand that many medical facilities can’t fill all their vacancies, leaving more work for fewer nurses.
Nursing errors can lead to serious, even fatal, injuries
More often than not, nurses and nurse practitioners are extremely capable, diligent medical professionals. Nurses are required to go through years of schooling, obtaining certifications via challenging exams. That said, nurses are fallible, and overwork or excessive patient loads can cause nurses to make errors when providing critical care to patients.
As nurses take on more demanding duties with less oversight from doctors, there are more opportunities for error, and those errors may have more serious consequences. Even traditional nursing duties such as IV insertion, chart maintenance, or medication administration can have serious consequences if mishandled. If you or a loved one has been injured by a nursing error in New York, you may have the right to seek compensation for your injuries in court. The Hudson Valley nursing error attorneys at Rusk, Wadlin, Heppner & Martuscello, LLP have been litigating on behalf of medical malpractice victims for decades and are prepared to fight aggressively for the money you deserve after a nursing error leaves you or a family member injured. Contact our Kingston and Marlboro offices today for a free consultation on your injuries.
Liability possible for failure to carry out duties of a nurse
When nurses fail to carry out their responsibilities with the diligence, care, and attention of a reasonable nurse in the same or similar position, those nurses and their employers may become legally responsible for any resulting harm caused to patients. Some examples of nursing errors that can cause serious harm to patients include:
- Failure to closely monitor patients
- Chart errors
- Failure to communicate with fellow nurses or doctors
- Medication administration or dosing errors
- Failure to carry out orders
- Failure to report unusual symptoms or seek a doctor’s supervision as needed
After an injury caused by a nursing error in New York, find out if you have a right to seek money damages for those injuries in court by contacting the seasoned, knowledgeable, and trial-ready Hudson Valley nursing malpractice lawyers at Rusk, Wadlin, Heppner & Martuscello, LLP for a consultation at 845-236-4411 in Marlboro, or in Kingston at 845-331-4100.